Friday, May 31, 2013

Cancer Survivors Park to Break Ground this Summer

Patients First, a nonprofit, is spearheading the Cancer Survivors Park to be built in downtown Greenville. The park will be located between Church and Cleveland Streets (see map)

The park will have it's blessings-of-the-grounds ceremony on June 1st (tomorrow) and groundbreaking in the fall of 2013. The park will go up in three phases. The total cost will be 4.5 million built with private donations. The park will be turned over to the city of Greenville as part of the swamp rabbit trail upon it's completion. 
The park was conceived as a place where people affected by cancer, survivors, current sufferers, and family can come for solace. The Greenville park will feature a labyrinth (popular for calming the mind and body) created out of stone similar to the rock used in other parts of Falls Park. A bell will be mounted that anyone can ring to celebrate joyful moments - cancer free reports to birthdays. 

The website will be up soon at this addresshttp://www.cancersurvivorspark.org/

View Larger Map of downtown Greenville SC
A park of this type greatly enhances the real estate values of the area because people want to be close to it. While downtown Greenville, SC needs little to encourage people to live near it, parks of this type are also looked at by major corporations and businesses moving into the area as signs that the community is thriving, involved and concerned. To contribute to this park check at the website above for more information.